Texas Tech University

Annual Report - 2017

The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management during the spring of 2017 was comprised of 38 faculty (15 tenure-track faculty, 4 continuing appointment instructors, 6 one-year instructors, and 13 part-time instructors). In the fall of 2017, the department was comprised of 35 faculty (18 tenure-track faculty, 2 continuing appointment instructors, 7 one-year instructors, and 11 part-time instructors).

Major Accomplishments Very good teaching (out of a 5.0 scale)

 Departmental Mean in Spring, 2017

  • 4.67 The course objectives were specified and followed by the instructor.
  • 4.57 Overall, the instructor was an effective teacher.
  • 4.52 Overall, this course was a valuable learning experience. 

Departmental Mean in Fall, 2017

  • 4.50 The course objectives were specified and followed by the instructor.
  • 4.50 Overall, the instructor was an effective teacher.
  • 4.60 Overall, this course was a valuable learning experience.

Scholarly contributions (by 14 tenure-track faculty)

  • 5 chapters in books
  • 60 articles published
  • External grants (N=8)
    • $473,771 Amount of funds in these new external grants
      • $244,000 Department of Education [ELPN with Scott Ridley] (Marc Lochbaum)
      • $60,000 European Commission(Marc Lochbaum and one colleague)
      • $47,391 Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (Marc Lochbaum (PI) and Youngdeok Kim)
      • $35,000 International Life Sciences Institute (Emily Dhurandhar)
      • $24,689 MTI Biotech, Inc. (Grant Tinsley)
      • $2,000 Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association (Ty Palmer, Co-PI)
      • $1,800 American Physiological Society (Eric Rivas)
      • $1,500 Financial consulting with a professional soccer team (David Pifer)
  • Internal Grants
    • 1 new internal grant
      • $27,000 Worldwide eLearning for development of courses for the online Athletic Coaching minor (Marc Lochbaum)
  • Editorial Board members (N=13)
    • Frontiers in Nutrition Methodology (Emily Dhurandhar)
    • International Journal of Obesity (Emily Dhurandhar)
    • Journal of Applied Physiology (Joaquin Gonzales)
    • Journal of Biology of Exercise (Marc Lochbaum)
    • Journal of Intercollegiate Sport (Matt Huml)
    • Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (Matt Huml)
    • Journal of Oncology and Cancer Research (Anna Tacon)
    • Journal of Sport Behavior (Marc Lochbaum)
    • Journal of Universa Medicina (Anna Tacon)
    • Kinesiology (Marc Lochbaum)
    • Pedagogics, Psychology, Medical-Biological Problems of Physical Training and Sports (Marc Lochbaum)
    • Physical Education of Students (Marc Lochbaum)
    • Sport Management Education Journal (Angela Lumpkin)

Accomplishments Aligned with the Department's Strategic Plan

  1. Obtained degree-granting approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a Ph.D. in exercise physiology.
  2. Increase amount of external research funding by 10%. The department increased the number of faculty obtaining external grants but not the amount by 10%.
  3. Increase master's degree enrollments to 85-90 by strengthening our recruitment efforts. The fall enrollment for kinesiology was 38 and 34 in sport management, so this goal was not met.
  4. Admit students into the dual degree programs with the School of Law and Rawls College of Business Administration. The first four students in the dual degree program with the School of Law and the first two students in the dual degree program with the Rawls College of Business Administration for the fall of 2018 have been admitted, with students expected to enroll the first year in the other colleges.
  5. Search for one assistant professor of practice in clinical exercise physiology, one assistant professor in exercise physiology, one senior professor in exercise physiology, and three assistant professors in sport management. In the fall of 2017, the department hired one assistant professor in sport management and one assistant professor of practice in clinical exercise physiology. Four searches are continuing with anticipated hires in early 2018.
  6. Fully operationalize the 2.5 GPA for our undergraduate kinesiology and sport management degree programs. This goal was met.
  7. Implement an alumni tracking system. This goal was met.
  8. Successfully complete the Graduate Program Review for the M.S. in Kinesiology and M.S. in Sport Management. This goal was met with the department receiving an overall rating of very good.
  9. Involve each tenure-track faculty and continuing appointment faculty member in at least one outreach and engagement activity. This goal was not met but moved to 2018.
  10. Increase financial support for graduate teaching assistants from $13,000 in 2017-2018. While the $13,000 stipend remained, but the department now pays all of the tuition and fees for 9 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters (except the international fee), which saves each graduate teaching assistant about $2,200.
  11. Renovate space in the Kinesiology and Sport Management Building to provide appropriate laboratories for new faculty. Dr. Rivas lab was the first to be built in 109.

Angela Lumpkin

Professor and Department Chair

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
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